im 80 ice mage and never use 45 kight skill cuz i can send 2 lvl 33 ice hits and hit double damage.
light 45 skill skill 300-400 damage
lvl 33 ice skill 1k damage
i only use 45 ligt skill forpk
i always use mana shield
it has saved me soo many times!
if u got good healer its irreplaceable its like having and another matchless
i used it alot while exping on ews
but right now i mostly use it against mages parties..
its the only magic def outt there[/b]
Best option for support mage is to get instant magic and ice armor on 75 , up till then , stick with Mana shield ... ppl who say its useless obviously haven't pked enough[/b]